Easy STEM Activities at Home or in the Classroom

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This month’s post is all about finding easy ways to encourage STEM exploration at home! We have included easy STEM-related activities that you can share with families, or use in your classroom. These activities require very little prep and are a great way to encourage parents to get involved with their student’s learning at home!

Check out this list of quick and easy STEM activities categorized by age:

Stem Activity Category Age
Post-It Number Match Math Activity Math Toddler
Counting beads on pipe cleaners Math Toddler
Marshmallow Snowflakes Engineering 5-12
Build a Marble Run with Straws Science 5-7
Build A Hand Crank Winch – Little Bins for Little Hands Engineering 8+
Make a Cloud in a Jar – Science experiment Science 8-10
Laser Puzzle Boxes Technology 8-10
Crushing Cans Science Experiment Science 11+
Make an Alka – Seltzer Powered Lava Lamp Science High School
Hydroponics Made Easy Science High School

Looking for more ways to use STEM to connect with families?

Have you heard about reimaginED?

Step Up for Students has a blog called reimaginED that examines and reports on how expanded education choice options are transforming K-12 education in Florida and the nation. You can read about unique innovations in education like this article about a unique program in New Hampshire schools that supports STEM learning.

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